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What is the easiest way of killing a squad of Killa Kans?
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Old 01 Jun 2006, 12:07   #1 (permalink)
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please can any one help in this dilema? i need 2 find a way of killing a killa kan be for the 2 ork squads charge in ???
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Well, you first of all you could use 2-3 broadsides, coz the railguns are twin-linked and punch through killa kans like paper! or you could have battlesuits with fusion guns, the only problem is to make them effective you have to get dangerously close! This is all i can think of the top of my head but i highly recommend broadsides, you don't have to get up close to knock 'em down.

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thanks Chaplain Romeros
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Deathrain battle suits.

Try this squad out

2 Battlesuits w/ twin-linked missile pods and flamers
94 points.

Nice and cheap, great range (Especially with the jetpack move added in) and a lot of fairly accurate high strength shots.
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please can any one help in this dilema? i need 2 find a way of killing a killa kan be for the 2 ork squads charge in ???
Cans are A11. Extremely easy for a Tau army to destroy, and you want to do it at range, so that will be kept in mind as anything that is 36 inches or better.

Missile Pods - If you take a few missile pods, you will destroy the Kans. The Missile Pod will glance a Kan on a 4+, and it will penetrate on a 5+. This is all you really need. Two or Three actual missile pods will get the job done. If you take a twinlinked Missile Pod setup, such as a Death rain, or merely an accurate one such as mounted on a Commander, then you will easily hit and cause good enough damage to the Kan. This is your most simple way to go about it, if you have XV8s in the list (plus, Missile Pods are excellent for killing everything else in an Ork army as well).

Ion Cannon - The Ion Cannon works exactly like a Missile Pod will, except you have more shots and even longer range. The Ion Cannon has the same strength as the missile pod, so you will be glancing Kans on 4+ and penetrating on a 5+. Thanks to the range, you should be able to do this starting turn one so long as there is line of sight.

Kroot Gun - As much as Ox are laughable, they're still a nicely ranged mid-powered gun. They have the same strength as a missile pod and even better range. If you take two Ox, you will have relatively even odds of landing a hit and a single hit will glance on a 4+, or penetrate on a 5+. Still, decent odds. This should be considered only if you actually field them anyways for fun, or if you really are desperate to take down a Kan. But the option exists none the less.

Seeker Missiles - While seekers are not the best things to use for anti-tank, they're still very useful for putting a Killa Kan or two down. A seeker is Str8 and will glance a Kan on a 3+, but will penetrate a Kan on a 4+. That's a pretty good odds for a penetration. 2x Seekers or so, should do it. Pretty simple solution if you don't have many other models.

Railgun - Obviously a railgun will do the job, but a Str10 shot at something that is A11 is a pretty desperate attempt since they're so slow, when you have better solutions elseware that are also great at killing orks. Regardless, the railgun will drop a kan very quickly, penetrating it on a 2+ and destroying it on a 4+. If you have a railgun, use it. If you don't, see above for alternatives that work as well.

In the end, don't rely on just one gun, nor one type of gun. Try several things working together. A few missile pods, a seeker, etc. You will destroy the Kans faster that way. But always focus down and fire them all until those Kans are dead or out of the game (immobilized with a flamer for example) and then go back to slaying Orks.

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Actually the Railgun Automatically penetrates a Killer Kan. 10 + 1 = 11 with AP of 1 = glancing hit.

Railguns really are good at anti-tank ;D
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Actually MalVeaux, Kans are enclosed

Anyway. I would say the weapon of choice would be a missile pod. Good rate of fire, readily available on crisis suits and will reliably break kan armour open. Ion Cannons will about as well. Railguns are very much overkill, but sometimes they either wont have a better target, or you need those kans dead NOW
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Oh goodness haha. You're right. Crazy Penitent Engines on the brain Duly noted and corrected!

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A D6 roll of 1 always fails penetration. Railguns can still fail.

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Where's it say that? I'm checking my rule book right away.

Though that does make sense, just haven't noticed it before.
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In times of desperation, I've used massed pulse fire against AV 10 and 11 vehicles. Not an efficient use of pulse fire, but if they have nothing else to shoot, they might as well.
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